RFCs and Standards

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RFC Documents

  • 1123: Requirements for Internet Hosts - Application and Support
  • 1731: IMAP4 Authentication Mechanisms
  • 1734: POP3: AUTH POP3 AUTHentication command
  • 1939: POP3: Post Office Protocol - Version 3
  • 2034: SMTP: SMTP Service Extension for Returning Enhanced Error Codes
  • 2045: MIME 1: Format of Internet Message Bodies (Updated by 2231)
  • 2046: MIME 2: Media Types
  • 2047: MIME 3: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text
  • 2049: MIME 5: Conformance Criteria and Examples
  • 2183: MIME: The Content-Disposition Header Field
  • 2231: MIME Parameter Value and Encoded Word Extensions: Character Sets, Languages, and Continuations (obsoletes 2184, updates 204*)
  • 2368: The mailto URL scheme
  • 2392: Content-ID and Message-ID Uniform Resource Locators (obsoletes 2111)
  • 2449: POP3: POP3 Extension Mechanism
  • 2595: TLS with IMAP, POP3 Using TLS with IMAP, POP3 and ACAP
  • 2646: MIME: The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters
  • 2739: Calendar Attributes for vCard and LDAP
  • 2980: NNTP: Common NNTP Extensions (updated by 3977)
  • 3207: SMTP: Service Extension for Secure SMTP over Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • 3339: Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps
  • 3463: ESMTP: Enhanced Mail System Status Codes
  • 3501: IMAP: INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - VERSION 4rev1
  • 3548: The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings
  • 3700: Internet Official Protocol Standards
  • 3977: Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) (Oct 2006) (obsoletes 977!)
  • 4021: Registration of Mail and MIME Header Fields (updated by 5322)
  • 4287: The Atom Syndication Format
  • 4642: Using Transport Layer Security (TLS) with Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) (Oct 2006) (updates 2980)
  • 4643: Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Authentication (Oct 2006) (updates 2980)
  • 4644: Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Streaming Feeds (Oct 2006) (updates 2980)
  • 5321: SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (Oct 2008) (obsoletes 2821!, updates 1123)
  • 5322: Internet Message Format (Oct 2008) (obsoletes 2822!, updates 4021) (short discussion of the differences to 2821/2822)
  • 5536: Netnews Article Format (Nov 2009) (obsoletes 1036!)
  • 5537: News Article Format and Transmission (Nov 2009) (obsoletes 1036, based on son-of-1036!)

Obsoleted or deprecated RFC Documents

  • 0977: NNTP: Network News Transfer Protocol (obsoleted by 3977!)
  • 1036: Standard for interchange of USENET messages (obsoletes 850! obsoleted by 5537)
  • son of 1036: News Article Format and Transmission (should have replaced 1036, but never did)
  • 2184: MIME: Character Sets, Languages, and Continuations (obsoleted by 2231)
  • 2821: SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (obsoleted by 5321!)
  • 2822: Internet Message Format (obsoletes 822, obsoleted by 5322!)

RFC Documents indirectly relevant for VA

  • may need to move some down from above to this section
  • 1630: Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW: A Unifying Syntax for the Expression of Names and Addresses of Objects on the Network as used in the World-Wide Web
  • 3986: Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax (obsoletes RFC2732, RFC2396, RFC1808, updates 1738)

Other Standards

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